Time zone: the next generation

Ken Pizzini ken.pizzini at explicate.org
Mon Mar 7 14:45:36 UTC 2005

On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 11:36:19AM +0000, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> Ken Pizzini said:
> >      * a "Modified Julian Date" (Gregorian 1970-01-01 CE == MJD 40587)
> >        [specified relative to a convenient-to-the-program location
> >        on earth, not necessarily the location mentioned above]
> Why MJD and not true Julian Date?

No good technical reason.  I just personally have encountered use
of MJD more frequently than I have of true Julian date, and the
MJD use of midnight for the day-transition aligns better with our
uses than the true Julian date's use of noon.  Either one would
work well though.

		--Ken Pizzini

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